About Jamie Gargett
Jamie Gargett is a Chartered Arboriculturist and the director of Sylva Consulting Ltd. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Forestry from Bangor University Wales, a National Diploma in Arboriculture (Distinction) from Sparsholt College Hampshire, the LANTRA Professional Tree Inspection Certificate and the OCN Forest Schools Practitioner Level 3 Certificate.
Jamie is a Professional Member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters and a Professional Member of the Arboricultural Association. His experience in arboriculture was ignited in 2002 and includes work as a contractor, surveyor, local authority arboricultural manager, tree officer and private consultant.
His local authority experience began in 2005 and duties have included providing professional arboricultural advice to members of the public, officers and councillors, planning applications, Tree Preservation Orders, management of the Council’s tree stock, highway tree management, subsidence claims, contract specification and management and legal issues that involve trees. He has also managed an arboriculural service and team across two local authorities.
Consultancy has ranged from school development improvements, large scale housing development sites, domestic home improvement projects, tree safety and condition inspections, specialist advice to local authorities, college lecturing and multi disciplinary team working with architects, planners and building control surveyors. Jamie has often been an intrinsic part of a design team where collaborative working is essential to the success of a project.
Jamie has worked as a surveyor for the Ministry of Defence (MOD) where his responsibility was to undertake tree surveys on MOD land and report on the health and safety of individual trees along with specifications for work. This work involved access to secure establishments with a strict protocol for working attached.
Contractor experience was gained mainly through working for a national tree surgery company where work undertaken ranged from tree planting, tree climbing, client liaison and quoting for works.